Night Without Sleep

by Ellen Bailey

Have you ever had a night
when you just couldn't sleep?
Even when you're so tired
you could fall off your feet?

You get up for awhile,
and then you lay back down
And just lie there,
watching the clock go round

Then you remember that old adage,
"Try counting sheep"
It is supposed to help people
who have trouble falling asleep

After some time has passed by
You decide you'll give it a try
And you start counting sheep,
counting even their feet

Since sleep won't come,
you get out of bed
And decide to have some
roast mutton instead

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